ST PAUL'S CHURCH, PAUL STREET, CITY OF CORK



by Mike Stewart.
Overview.

Notes on the building of St Paul's Church.

St. Paul's Church Yard - Burial Ground; Crypt.

Rectors and Curates of St. Paul's with biographical notes.

Minutiae.

Bibliography


St Paul's Church Interior. Plasterwork on the wall.
Click to enlarge the photograph.



LOCATION OF THE PARISH REGISTERS AND OTHER PARISH RECORDS

16 volumes of parochial records for St. Paul's, Cork existed in 1885, including baptisms for 1759-1879, marriages for 1762-1847 and burials from 1762 to 1877. (Ireland, 1885, 195) Sadly, the parish records were destroyed during the fire at the Public Records Office of Ireland in 1922. Grove White made some baptismal extracts for 1788 plus 1766-1794 as well as some marriage extracts for 1762-1820. The Irish Genealogical Research Library in London holds these typed records, amounting to only two pages. It also holds baptisms for 1879 to 1903, marriages from 1845 to 1903 and burials from 1879-1900, again in type.

The Representative Church Body LibraryThe Representative Church Body at Dublin holds some registers including baptisms for 1879-1946, marriages from 1845 to 1942 and burials from 1881 to 1882. They also hold vestry minutes from 1796 and parish account books from 1808. The Vestry minutes, according to staff at RCBL, tend to be rather bland, recording attendance and resolutions usually, but sometimes include useful information about building developments - recording decisions made about a new vestry, or internal heating and the like. (RCBL, Correspondence, December 2009)

Given the paucity of records, some secondary sources were searched with the following results:

Baptisms:

1911, 31 July: Charles Norman Pulvertaft, born in Cork on 24 June 1911, the youngest son of Willie and Clara Pulvertaft. (Pulvertaft)


Marriages:

1757, 18 May: Audriah youngest daughter of James Roch of Waterford to Matthew Jones Esq. b. Youghall 1719. (Club, p.249; Davis Leaf)

1759, Thursday 23 August: This morning was married at St. Paul's Church Peter Carey of Careyville Esq. to Miss Anne Lawton daughter to Mr. Hugh Lawton, merchant 3000. (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Travers and Assoc. Families, Cork Journal per Rosemary ffolliott)

1767, 28 November: William Kearns, master builder and architect of Cork, son of William Kearns, married Jane Plaince. (Cork Chronicle, 30 Nov 1767) (IAA)

1769, 16 April: Married last Tuesday at St. Paul's Cork __ __ Johnson Esq. Surgeon in H.M. Regt. (3rd) Light Dragoons to Miss Herrick daughter of the late Col. Herrick of Shippool. . . considerable fortune . . (Cork Chronicle, 20 Apr 1769) (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - Cork Public Library per R. ffolliot.)

1769, 20 September: Gregg, James & Cotter, Catherine. (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - Parish Registers of St Paul's Church, Cork - Grove-White)

1793, June: Richard Dowden and Anne Sties. (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - Parish Registers of St Paul's Church, Cork per M. Leader from W.H. Welply)

1803, 19 April: Yesterday morning at St. Paul's Church J[erome] Burdett Esq. Lieut. in The Queen's German Regt., son of Sir Charles Burdett Bt. to Miss Eliza[beth] Bullen, youngest daughter of the late Robert Bullen of County Clare. (Cork Mercantile Chronicle, Wednesday 20 April) (Bullen)

1806, 21 August: Foot, Thomas Esq., Attorney married Miss Seymour yesterday at St. Pauls Church, Cork. (Cork Mercantile Chronicle 22 August 1806) (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - IGRS Newspaper Card Index)

1810, 4 July: Tuesday last, at St. Paul's church, Cork, by the Rev. Mr. Sealy, David Davies, Esq., Lieutenant and Adjutant in His Majesty's 32nd Reg't. to Miss Ann Mathews, of that city. (Limerick General Advertiser or Gazette, 1810, Sep 7). (Reddan, 33)

1811, 21 June: Nicholas Leader, Tullig, Esq. to Miss Eliza Ellis, 3rd daughter of Thomas Ellis of Cork (Saunders Newsletter, 2 July 1811). (Radley)

1811, 23 June: Sunday, 23rd ult. At St. Paul's Church Cork, Nicholas Leader of Tullig, Esq. to Miss Eliza Ellis, 3rd daughter of Thomas Ellis Esq. of Secamore, Co. of Cork. (Southern Reporter, Cork) (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish Newspapers)

1812: Mary (1785-1866) eldest daughter of Adam Carr of Cork to Frederick (1788-1855) son of Matthew Honan of Limerick, Esq., married at St. Paul's, Cork and afterwards at the Catholic Church, 10 October 1812. (Howard, p.181)

1813, 15 May: Lysaght, Nicholas of Mallow Esq., and Morgan, Louisa of St. Nicholas Parish, Cork. (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Parish Registry of St. Paul's - Grove White extracts per R. ffolliott)

1813, 23 December: Foot, Thomas Wade Esq. and Dennist (?) May. (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Parish Registry of St. Paul's - Grove White extracts per M. Leader)

1813, 23 December: Foot, Thomas Wade Esq. married Mrs. Beamish yesterday at St. Pauls Church, Cork. (Cork Mercantile Chronicle, 24 December 1813). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - IGRS Newspaper Card Index)

1814, 9 January: Gilman, Mr. John Shoemaker of Blarney Lane, Cork to Miss Elizabeth Atkins yesterday at St. Paul's Church, Cork. (Cork Mercantile Chronicle 10 Jan 1814). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1816, 30 November: Knight, Edward M. married Miss Charlotte Rogers at St. Paul's Saturday. (C.M.C Wednesday 4 December) (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1817, 20 September: Richard Longfield Conner, Rector St. Anne Shandon, 1818, married at St. Paul's Church, 20 Sep 1817, Frances Gertrude, 2nd dau. William Honner, Esq. of Round Hill, Co. Cork. (Brady, I, 252)

1819, Saturday 23 January: this morning at St. Paul's Church by Rev. Benj. Swa__, Thomas Baldwin of Skibbereen Esq. to Susan only daughter of the late William Bennett of Glandore in this county, Esq. (Southern Reporter, Cork). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1819, Thursday 3 June: this morning at St. Paul's Church by Rev. R.L. Connes, John Bowen Esq. of Oak Grove to Mary youngest daughter of the late William Honnes of Roundhill in this county, Esq. (Southern Reporter, Cork). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1822, 4 May: Fawcitt, John, of Bandon married Miss Maria Brown, of Kinsale, Saturday last at St. Paul's Church by Rev. Thomas Waggett (Cork Morning Intelligence, 7 May 1822). (Bandon)

1824, 21 February: On Saturday morning in St. Paul's church by the Rev. Thomas Waggett, Mr. George Tarrant of Mallow officer of excise to Miss Bridget Maria Reardon of this city. (The Constitution, 23 Feb 1824). (ffolliet)

1828, Saturday July 12: This morning at St. Paul's Church by Rev. C. Leslie Duke Crofton Cooper Esq. eldest son of Anthony Ashley Cooper of city of Dublin Esq. to Catherine eldest daughter of Henry Kellett Esq. of this city. (Also Kenny Evening Post.) (Southern Reporter, Cork). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1835: John Bennett Esq., of His Majesty's Customs Cork, to Elizabeth Ann, second daughter of the late Robert Christian, Esq., Master Royal Navy. (Limerick Chronicle 25 July 1835). (Reddan, 9)

1836, 7 January: On 7th inst. At St. Paul's Church, John Irwin Esq., M.D. of Youghall to Sarah Maria daughter of Rev. War. Sullivan, Rector of Kilnagross in this county. (Southern Reporter, Cork) (Co. County Pedigrees - Irish Newspapers)

1836, Thursday 2 June: This morning at St. Paul's Church by Rev. Samuel T. Harman, James Nelson Crofts Esq. of Conumore to Dora relict of the late Patrick Brown Esq. of Fox Hill in this county and daughter of the late Jaspar Evans Lucas Esq. of Richfordstown. (Southern Reporter, Cork). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1838, 11 April On Thursday morning at St. Paul's Church by Rev. Thomas Waggett rector of Rathclarin Charles John Garde of Leoffeny(?) to Martha Ann daughter of the late Rev. William Sullivan Rector of Kilnagross. (Southern Reporter, Cork, Saturday 14 Apr 1838) (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1838, Thursday 14 June: On Thurs, 14th inst, at St. Paul's Church by Rev. Thomas Waggett Rector of Rathclarin, William Sullivan Esq. of Ganisheane(?) to Charlotte daughter of Leonard Leader Esq. of Stake Hill in this Co. (Cork Constitution) (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1839: Peter Hunter married 3rdly Eliza Jane Malcolm. (Descendants Unknown Hunter)

1843: 10 August: On Thursday morning at St. Paul's Church by Rev. John W. Woodruffe, the Rev. Henry Joseph Woodruffe, Curate of Carrigaline to Ann 2nd daughter of the late Ephraim Adams Esq. of this city. (Southern Reporter, Cork. Sat Aug 12 1843). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1843, 30 December: At St. Paul's Saturday Dec. 30 by Rev. F. de M. St. George, John Lloyd of Patrick Street, Esq., to Elizabeth youngest daughter of the late William Woodley of this City Esq. (Southern Reporter, Cork, 2 Jan. 1844). (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish newspapers)

1846, 24 February: by the Rev. Charles Stewart, Capt. Morris J. Hall, 6th Royal Regt., to Laura, youngest daughter of Col. Wm. Connolly, R.M. (The Cork Examiner, 4 March 1846).

1846, 27 July: Catherine Ranahan to William Beere. (Surname: Ranahan)

1846, 15 August: William T. Keily, Bachelor, Esq. of St. Patrick Street, Cork, son of John Keily Gent to Jane Watkins spinster of St. Patrick Street Cork, daughter of St. Leger Watkins, Gent. (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - From Registers of St Paul's Church, Cork - Register's Office, Cork)

1846, 15 August: 15th inst. In St. Paul's Church by Rev. Dr. Neligan and afterwards by Rev. Mr. Brown, R.C.C. William son of the late John Keily Esq. Dungarvan to Jane eldest daughter of the late Capt. Watkins 88th Regt, Old Court, Doneraile and granddaughter of the Honble Mrs. St. Leger Watkins. (Cork Constitution) (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - Irish Newspapers)

1850, 1 October: John Cotter, bachelor, farmer of Camden Forts, son of John Cotter, farmer, to Mary Anne Nagle, spinster of Drawbridge Street, daughter of David Nagle, farmer. (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - From Registers of St Paul's Church, Cork - Register's Office, Cork)

1851. 15 September: Thomas Hare, broker, Bishop Street and Elizabeth Hartland of Patrick Street, daughter of Richard Hartland, Seedsman. (Bullen, Patricia)

1854, 15 January: Joseph Bullen Hartland, full age, bachelor, 86 St. Patrick Street, son of Richard Hartland and Maria Crawford of 109 Sunday's Well (Bullen, Patricia)

1856, 2 January: Nicholas Chaytor Jellico married Catherine English Fletcher, daughter of John Fletcher. (Jellico/Fletcher)

1859, 3 May: John Henry Welch married Bridget Haney; William D. Griffith, Curate. (Walsh, correspondence).

1861: 7 __ : F.W.C. Fozier of Messrs Fozier & Co. Merchants, Glasgow, to Sarah Tivy eldest daughter of W.J. Tompkins, Esq. of Cork, Freeman. (Alphabetical, p.748)

1867, 23 March: by Rev. A. Waring, Alexander W. Wilkie, Academy street, to Catherine Baxter, daughter of Joseph Welch, Cork. (Cork Examiner 23 March 1917) (Genire-L Archives)

1869, 21 August: Dr. Richard Caulfield: Antiquarian, Scholar and Academic Librarian to Dora Dowden of Bandon at St. Paul's Church, Cork, by Rev. Samuel O. Madden, a fellow-antiquarian. (HRC)

1869, 21 August: 21st inst. At St. Paul's Church, Cork by Rev. Samuel O. Madden M.A., Rector, Richard Caulfield LLD F.S.A. to Dora eldest daughter of the late Richard Dowden, Esq, Bandon. (Cork Constitution Thursday August 26) (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - Irish Newspapers)

1874, 31 March: William Nagle, bachelor, police pensioner, Drawbridge Street Cork, son of William Nagle, Farmer to Maria Wolfe orse Fitzgibben widow of Drawbridge Street Cork, daughter of Thomas Fitzgibbon Doctor. (Co. Cork Pedigrees, Travers and Associated Families - From Registers of St Paul's Church, Cork - Register's Office, Cork)

1879, 15 April: Frances Louisa daughter of Rev. Henry Cotter Finny & his 3rd wife Mary Louisa Marsten to John Kendrick of Leicester, son of Edward. (Howard, p.280)

1880, 11 March: Alice Maude Dudoit, youngest child of Ann and Jules Dudoit married William Edwards Breton, a Methodist, in St. Paul's Church, Cork. (Corney, p.65; Ancestry.ca)

1900, 11 January: Cole and Olden, January 11 at St. Paul's Church by the Reverend C.J. Ferguson, D.D., cousin of the bride, Rector of Clondalkin, Co. Dublin, assisted by the Rev. J.C. McCheane, D.D. rector of the Parish, the Rev. John Harding Cole, A.B., of Woodview, Innishannon, County Cork to Dorothea Emily Morton, youngest daughter of the Rev. Thomas Olden, D.D. Vicar of Ballyclough, Mallow, Co. Cork. (Irish Times, 13 Jan 1900) (Also Cork Constitution as shown in Co. Cork Pedigrees - Irish Newspapers)

1900, 11 January: John Harding Cole, full age, widow, Clerk in Holy Orders, 99 Patrick Street, son of Thomas Christopher, JP, Gent, by Licence to Dorothea Emily Morton Olden full age, spinster, the Vicarage, Ballyclough, Mallow daughter of Thomas D.D., Clerk in Holy Orders. Witnesses - Adelaide Louisa Ferguson. (Co. Cork Pedigrees - Parish Register of St. Paul's Church, Cork City, per M. Leader)

1909, 16 September: Sloane and Bogan - September 16, 1909, at St. Paul's Church, Cork, by the Rev. E.A, Tichborne, M.A., William George Sloane, Bank of Ireland, Dublin, to Primrose Marion, third daughter of the late J.L. Bogan and Mrs. Bogan, Rosebank, Cork. (Weekly Irish Times, 25 Sep 1909)

1912, 25 June: Watson and Harrison - 25 June 1912, at St. Paul's Church, Cork, by the Rev. Edwin Sikes, B.D., George Arthur, eldest son of Adam Watson, Dronmore, Co. Down, to Eveleen Maud, second daughter of George Harrison, Cork. (Weekly Irish Times, 6 July 1912)


Burials:

1800, February: David Deane, father of William Deane, builder. (JCH&AS, 1915, 179)

1808: Wm. H. Deane, 21 years, died in a fire in Collector's Lane 6 October 1808. He was buried in the crypt. (Cork Examiner, 1 July 2003)

1812: Thomas Browne, eldest son of Thomas Browne Esq., of Cork, ordained Deacon and Priest, 1762 at Cork, died at Kinsale 23 January, 1812, requested to be buried in the family plot at St. Paul's Church. (Brady, II, 548)

1845, 28 January: 'Death of Mrs. Gray : We sincerely regret to have to announce the death of Mrs. Mary Anne Gray, late Mrs. Browne, so distinguished in the periodical literature of the day for her poetical contributions. We have often had occasion to notice with praise her beautiful sketches, from the 'Antique' and other poems which have appeared in the Dublin University Magazine, and we deplore the loss of one who gave promise of the high excellence which belonged to the first of our female poets. She died at Sunday's Wells on yesterday morning'. Mary Ann Browne who in 1842 married Rev. James Gray a nephew of James Hogg, 'the Ettrick Shepherd', had moved to Sunday's Wells on the outskirts of Cork City. Her final publication appeared in Dublin 'Sketches from the Antique' and other poems 1844. In early 1845 she gave birth to a son, but died of a heart attack on 28 Jan 1845 and was buried in St. Paul's Cork. (Cork Examiner, Jan 29 1845; Ashfield, p.163)

1853: William Massiot Daunt, born 1790 died 7 December 1853 was buried St. Paul's Church, Cork city. (Owlpen)



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